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THE HROOir TB3TS3TD AKgTTD. MONDAY APBIL 8, l2!9.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Monday, April 8, 1889.
Tbk democrats made Urge gains in
nearly all the municipal elections beld
throughout the country last week. Prob
ably a part of these gains was due to
local issues, but it is safe to say that they
were largely due to the disgust of the
workingmen cf the cities orer the refusal
of wages to advance since Ilsrrison's
Ir Mr. Bayard, whose worst enemy
never questioned his absolute integrity,
bad made his son chief examiner of claims
in the state department, what would the
republican press have said about ilT
This is what Blaine has done, and Mr.
Blaine's personal reputation is as had ss
Mr.- Bayard's is good, while young Blaine
is notoriouslT without qualifications for
the office. We notice tnat most of the
republican organs are silent about this
matter and we don't wonder! Indian
THERE was a great hue and cry raised
four years ago orer the rapidity with
which President Cleveland was making
removals. The republicans sre keeping
pretty quiet in regard to what the new
president is doing in that respect, but be
Is beating Mr. Cleveland's record just the
same. During Harrison's occupancy of
the white house four weeks last Thurs
dayho has sent to the senate 874 nom
inations, against 171 for the same period
by President Cleveland. The extra ses
sion of the senate called four years ago
was exactly the same length as the one
called for President Harrison, which has
just ended. There were withdrawn
three nominations, while two were
. rejected, and one, that of United
8tates marshal for Louisiana, left un
acted upon. Postmaster General Wana
maker said a day or two ago to a con
gressman who called to have a number of
democratic postmasters removed that
there had been so msny removals made
during the last month that the clerks who
make out the commissions were two
weeks behind with their work. Com
plaints are reported as coming in from all
parts of the country because the commis
sions have not been issued to the new
postmasters. The postmaster general
says that unless there can be a new as
signment of clerks to take charge of com
missions and the bonds of new post
masters, a lull must take place in order
that the department may catch up with
The enormous majority of ovi-r 12.0C0
for Cregier for mayor of Chicago Is a tell
ing rebuke to chicanery and Imbecility in
politics. Roche appears to be a weak
minded Individual who was but as clay in
the bands of the astute politicians who
compose the Cook county republican ma
chine. Dislike of ring methods was
largely the reason of Roche's overwhelm
ing defeat, but it is not the chief cause.
That is to be found in popular disgust
over the mayor's treachery in humiliating
the police officers who had aroused the an
tagonism of law breakers. lie calculated
upon winning the votes of this class, and
probably he did win them, but while
doing so he alienated thousands of order
loving citizens in his own party. There is
nothing that the American people will less
readily forgive than treachery, and, con
sideling the circumstances of his election,
Roche's was of the blackest sort.
It may be remarked incidentally that
the election illustrates in a very striking
manner the ups and downs of politics.
Two years ago Roche was successful by
over 20,000 majority and was about the
biggest man in all Chicago. The demo
cratic party had no tickttin the field and
seemed to be practically obliterated.
Prediclions'were freely made that not for
years would it regain, its lost prestige.
Now, after the brief interval of two
years, Roche has had an adverse majftnty
of 13,000 recorded against him and
every bod? seems to delight in shying a
rock at him. The democracy is again on
deck and in possession of all the offices.
Similar panoramic changes are no novel
ty in American politics. So was it ever,
and so will it alwavs be.
The Library Board.
At the regular monthly meeting of the
library board there were present Presi
dent II. C. Connelly. Secretary J. H.
Southwell and Directors R. F. Sweet, J.
R. Johnston andAdair Pleasants.
The report of the librarian. Miss Gale,
for the month of March was received and
placed on file, as follows:
Kaaaya and LlUratara 40
Baiicloa sod Theology - 18
Ait and Bclence SI
Total attendance 8.801
Sunday average e
Bills were allowed as follows:
A. C. McClurg & Co., $72 47; Kramer
& Bleur, f 11.60; Mitchell & Lynde, $00;
Rock Island County Brush Electric Light
Co.. $9.80; Don&Briggi, $02.45; ex
penses, f 1.86.
The librarian wu authorized to stop
the circulation of books for one week,
for the purpose of taking an inventory.
The result of last Tuesday's election in
Hampton township was as follows:
Supervisor. H O Norton, P, 178; Dan
McNeal, R, 176; town clerk, John A Mohr,
P. 185; Henry Nichols. R. 178: for as
sessor. A D Cox. R, 847; C M Hubbs. P,
188; James Corbio.R. 169; commissioner
of highways. Wm H Zeigler, P, 183: R
Letscb, R, 165; justice of the peace, H S
Bhurtlcff. P, 207; John Devinney, R,
186; L F Baker. R, 851; Wm R Carey. R.
854; constable, James Cox, R. 840; G B
Henry, R, 833; Jack Bisant, P, 854.
Lost. "I don't know where; I can't
tell when; I don't see how something of
great value to me, and for the return of
which I shall be truly thaakful, viz: a
FoORD .Health and strength, pure
blood, an appetite like that of a wolf,
regular digestion, all by taking that pop
alar and peculiar medicine. Hood's Sar
aaparilla. I want everybody to try It
this season." It is sold ky all druggists.
One hundred doses one dollar.
By Storm and Flame.
Great Havoc Wrought on the
TE;v? 0 GALE AT NORFOLK, VA.
Part or the City Flooded, the Government
Docka D lunged and the PeneacoU Sunk
Ruin on the CheaapeaVe Rutting Fire
at Savannah. Oa., the Loaa Bring Put at
700,000 Hair a Million In A-hea at
Plttabarg Frightful Ran of a Railway
Train Through a Dakota Prairie Fire.
Baltimore, Md., April 8. The storm Sat
urday seonis to have done considerable dam
age all along the bay as far as Cape Henry.
Telegraphic communication is much broken
and dtttaiU are meagre. The only informa
tion to be obtained from the capes is by
means of reports from incoming vessel. All
the late arrivals report the storm in the bay
the wont in many years. Old Chesapeake
fairly humped herself and made things howl
for a time. The storm blew all day Saturday
and late into the night. It was accompanied
by rain, hail and snow, and made the decks
of vessels dangerous. The Norfolk boat
Georgia, whic h was due here early Saturday
morning, had not put in an appearance up to
a late hour laat night
The steamer Baltimore, from West Point,
Va., did not arrive here until 10 oVlock last
night. Capt Nichols says the storm was the
most terrific known on the York river. All
the houses in the low lands along the river
were submerged, and the river is covered
with floating cord wood and debris. All the
fish pouds a hundred or more on the fiats
at the mouth of the river were destroyed, en
tailing a heavy loss.
The Sun's special from Norfolk. Va.. savs:
The storm here Saturday nieht was terrific.
It occurred after midnight, and exceeded in
severity the famous August eale of 1879. All
Water street and intersecting streets on the
wharf front were under water at an early
hour, and It nearly reached up the west end
ot Alain street and the custom house. The
wharves and warehouses all along the south
ern and south western portion of the city
were deeply submerged, and the damage is
great all around the harbor, reaching, it is
Uiought, fully f.VX),(XW.
The lime warehouses along Water street
took tire yesterday morning and spread to
stables and sheds, and then to the warehouses
of BaU-hel.ler & Collins, J. W. Ferry & Co.,
R. W. Pantos & & Co., and JohnC. Oainino.
ail succumbing to the flames. These were
followed by the old cotton exchange and ad
jacent, buildings, and about l,(HXl bales of
cotton and other atutr
The gale carried away the roof of the
opera bouse, on Church street, the Virginia
beach depot, and various buildings iu the
city, mere was considerable damage in this
r sfiect At 10 o'clock there was ten inches
of water in the station house cell, and the
prisoners arrested during the night bail to be
taken out. In the jail was still a greater
flood, and the prisoners bad to be removed
from the lower to the upper cells, causing
great ezcitemnut among them. The wood
and lumber yards suffered great damage
from submergence, and a number of vessels
dragged their anchors aud were driven
ashore. One schooner was badly damaged
by fire from the cotton exchange.
On the Portsmouth side of the river the
lime warehouse of Traut, Terugin & Co.,
and other buildings were destroyed. At the
navy yard the Pensecola was sunk in the dry
dock, and the new .Simpson dock was over
flowed and very badly wrecked. The marine
barracks and other buildings of the yard
were injured by the rain aud wiudt The In
surance companies have lost heavily on the
freight stored in the transportation ware
bouses and at the railroad depot, damaged
by overflow. Women and children from
houses on Water street were placed on bales
of cotton aud filiated to dry land. Several
sick persona were also rescued by this
method. None of the outgoing steamers
were able to go as far as Old Point Saturday
night or yesterday. They struck the storm
In Hampton Roads and were forced to re
turn. Serious disasters are apprehended in
that section, but all the government wires
are down and nothing can be heard.
The Sun's special from West Point, Va.,
ays: A fatal wreck occurred on the York
river branch of the Richmond and Danville
railroad aliout two miles aitove this place
about ( o'clock Saturday night The heavy
rains of Saturday washed out a culvert and a
part of the dam between Tank pond and the
river, and an engine and seven freight cars
plunged into the waihout Two men, a col
ored brakeman, and the firemau, a young
man named Durvin, were buried under the
cars and killed. The body of the fireman has
been gotten out, but the colored man has not
yet been found. The engineer, named Lynch,
was terribly scalded, but managed to crawl
out of the wreck.
During Saturday a thunder storm raged
here while the wind blew a gale and the rain
poured. The high tide of Saturday night
submerged the lower part of of the town and
did considerable damage to property.
BIG TOOL FACTORY BURNED.
Hubbard Co. 'a Great As, Shovel, and
Saw Manufactory Destroyed.
PiTTSBi'RO, Pa., April 8. The extensive
ax, shovel, and saw factories of Hubbard &
Co., on Forty-eighth street, are as complete a
ruin by fire as has occurred in this city in
years. At 10:30 o'clock yesterday morning
fire was discovered in the shovel department,
and in less than twenty minutes the flames
had enveloped the entire factory, consisting
of four large frame buildings. In two hours
the entire plant, with its valuable machinery
and large stock, was a mass of ruins. The
loss on machinery, stock, and buildings is
$300,000, nearly covered by insurance. The
firm employed 360 men, who will be thrown
out of employment for a time, It being the
intention of the firm to rebuild immediately.
The large plant of the firm at Beaver Falls
will also close down, as the stock for the ax
factory at that place was furnished from the
works in this city.
SAVANNAH SWEPT BY FIRE.
A Blase Costing 700,000 Breaks Out
In the Business Portion.
Savannah, Oa., April 8. At 7 o'clock
Saturday night, while a man was lighting the
show window in D. II. Hogan's three-story
brick dry goods store, at the corner of
B rough ton and Barnard streets, in the heart
of the basinets portion of the city, the in
flammable material suddenly burst into
flames. A high wind prevailed, and in five
minutes the fire bad run through every part
of the building. Those in the store had barely
time to escape with their lives. Hogan's store
and stock were totally consumed, as was also
the crockery and household stock of James
Douglas & Co., who occupied a store adjoin
ing. The fire in the mean time had leaped across
Barnard street to the corner of State and
quickly consumed the four-story brick build
ing occupied by the Young Men's Christian
association. Loss, over 1 100.000. Two three
story and basement brick dwellings, im
mediately west of this building, were also re
duced to ruins. Other buildings burned be
fore the fire was gotten under control were
the Indeftendeut Presbyterian church, Han
dler's four-story paint and builders' supply
store, the fine arsenal of the Savannah
Guards battalion and a dosen or twenty fine
residences, ami a number of tenements of
No loss of life has been reported and no
serious casualties. Neighboring cities
promptly started fire companies, but all were
turned back before reaching here. The best
estimates of the total loss place it at $750,
000. RAN A FIERY GANTLET.
A Daring Locomotive Engineer Gives Bis
Passengers an Experience.
Cham BEBXAHf, D. T., April 8. The peo
ple on the passenger train from the east on
the St Paul road Saturday bad an exciting
experience near Mount Vernon. A prairie
firs was raging around the track, and the
engineer, not knowing its extent, Iran into it
expecting to ran through to safety in a few
momenta. He tound the fire getting worse,
however, and Anally stopped, but could not
run back, as t le flames behind had made the
track unsafe, '."he passengers and train hands
got out and f night the fire, but tba danger
kept increasing. Finally the engineer was
ordered to proceed, as to remain still would
have been fata L It was feared that the rails
were warped, snd the passengers expected a
terrible acoide it, but after what seemed a
long period of sjsponse the train emerged from
the smoke and flames safely. Several of the
passengers, wt o had engaged in fighting the
flames, were painfully burned. The women
passengers were terribly agitated by their
alarmwg expel ience.
WICKEDNESS AND A WOMAN
Are Generally Too Much for a Baqk Cash,
ler, as the Following Proves.
Anoka, Minn., April 8. The doors ot the
First National liank closed Saturday even
ing. The cash er is in Canada. The matter
has been kept quiet, but the facts show that
the cashier, P. F. Pratt, has got away with
about $100,000. Much of it is overdraft
and much was obtained by getting the in
dorsement of ciiHtouinrs of the bank to paper
which he cashed and appropriated. One ol
the losers is Mr. Nell, who has been mulcted
in about $5,U. by obtaining her indorse
ment to no'es. She is bl) years old, a widow,
and looked upon Pratt almost as a son.
It Is but ant ther of those cases in which
fair and frail woman plays a part Last sum
mer the good pi-ople'of Anoka were shocked
and horrified to learn that Pratt bad been on
dangerously intimate terms with a handsome
young woman of doubtful antecedents, and
who, it is said, was supported by IVatt, The
scandal became public property when his
wife, a highly esteemed lady, took her two
children aud it-moved to boston, where het
brother residec Soon after the wife left
the grass widow disappeared, but knowing
oues said she wia in Minneapolis and soon a
bright-eyed littla stranger appear. W on the
scene, Pratt mivle weekly visits to Minne
apolis, and there is every reason to believe
that the woman and their child are now re
ceiving a brevet husband's and father's care
in some Cauadit.n retreat
President H. L. Sicknor said last night that
the depositors would be paid iu full, whether
It left the stock worthless or not
New Candidate for Comptroller.
Washington City, April 8. A new can
didate fur the place of comptroller of the
currency has appeared in the person of ex
Representative -3d ward S. Lacy, of Char
lotte, Mich. Mr. Lacy represented the Third
congressional district of Michigan in the
f orty-seventh and Forty-eighth congresses,
and made considerable reputation for him
self in that time for his work on financial
matters in the house. He is a banker, and
Senators McMi lan and Stot-khriilge, who
presented his m me to the president, em
phasized the fart of his familiarity with
A Wortl.y Father and Son.
New York, April 8. Henry J. Cassidy,
the father or young Cassidy, the leader of
the gang of firtbugs who recently attempt
ed on several decisions to burn the Roman
Catholic protectory at West Chester, was ar
rested Suturday. The sun has confessed to
Inspector Byrnes that bis father was the in
stigator of all tba attempts made to burn
the building. The object of the elder Cas
sidy was to get square, according to his son,
for having beer discharged He declared
that bis father bud said that it would give
him great pleasure to see all the inmates of
the protectory roisted alive.
Perils of foreigner In China.
Washington City, April 8. Iu a letter
from Charles Dei. by, United States minister
to China, he gives details of the riots at
Ching Kiang on Feb. 6, and at the close of
his communication speaks of the affair as
furnishing another lesson of the danger in
which foreigners xmtinually live in China.
There is no telling the moment when like
events may transpire in any part of the em
pire. There are continually happening minor
outrages, and hU legation, he states, has
never been without reclamations of some
kind for injuries so committed.
Given Awiiy by an Informer.
New York, April 8. Patrick S. Close,
Thomas Reardon, aud John O'Connel, mem
bers of the Ale find Porter Brewery Em
ployes' Protective association, have been in
dicted aud arrest I on the charge of conspiring
to blow up Stevenson's brewery, which was
damaged by a dynamite explosion on Feb. 8.
The indictment is based on the tratiniony
of Henry Fitzgerald, who said he was one of
the conspirators. His confession was made
in revenge for slights put upon hiiu by hi
A Muideruut Kaker.
Minneapolis, Minn., April 8 It. W.
Munn, employed tit the Chicago bakery, in
this city, attempted to murder Foreman
Smith, of the same institution, Friday night
Smith had threatened Munn with discharge
unless hs did better work. Munn went up
stairs, secured a revolver, and shot Smith iu
the neck. As he as about to shoot again
he was seized and given to officers. Smith
Won Kwavnf Is av Little Fresh. -
Shanghai. Apid 8. Wong Kwang Pei,
formerly of the Cliinese embassy at Wash
ington City, advocates the expulsion of ever;
American in the service of China as a re
prisal for the exc usion ot Chinamen from
America. In a memorial on the subject lit
refers with some contempt to the American
navy, which he det lares would be power let
in an aggressive movement
A California H tree Make Fast Time.
Bah Jose, Cal., April 8. In a running
race here Saturdiy the horse Al Farrow
made a mile In i :44l, equaling the record
made by Stuyveaai.t at Bneepshead in Sep
tember, 1887, and I ut a quarter of a seoond
slower than the reejrd made by Ten Broeck
in the race against time in Louisville.
The Referee Had to Kan.
PEORIA, Ills., A wil 8. Ruddy Hennessy,
of Brooklyn, N. Y , and Dan Gallagher, of
Fort Worth, Tex., fought six rounds near
this city yesterday morning. About 40C
sporting men were present and before the
fight had progress d far a large crowd of
people had gathered and waited to see the
battle, the ring having been pitched in the
public road. In the sixth round Gallagher
struck Hennessy a jiowerful blow on the nose
while the latter 'as down. The referee
called the fight a di aw and was chased to the
cabin of a boat.
Bringing- M aJ. Armea to Taw.
Washington Crrr, April 8. The presi
dent has ordered a court-martial for the
trial of Maj. George A. Armes. The charge
will be conduct unbecoming an officer and a
gentleman. The s educations will include
Maj. Armes' assauh on Governor Beaver,
and bis conduct on inauguration day during
Half a German Town Ieniollahed.
Berlin, April 8. The people of the town
of Sonnenburg, Prusia, have fled from the
track of the floods in their vicinity and are
camping in tba fleldi. Fully one-half of the
town has been demolished and the other is
John Brlght'H Estate and Will.
London, April 8. The estate of the latsj
John Bright is valued at 700,000, which by
the terms of his will is divided among a large
number of persons, even bis distant relatives
Great fire In India.
London, April 8. A dispatch from India
says that hundreds ef houses have been de
stroyed by fire at Hi rat The loss is placed
Ex-President Cleveland arrived at New
Tor k Saturday, but refused to talk tore
porters about his jau at to Cuba.
The Weather We May Kxpect.
Wasrinoton Cm-, April 8. The indica
tions for thirty-six ho irs from 8 p.m. yesterday
areas follows: For Ic wa Fair weather, pre
ceded by light rain; a ightly cooler, win Is be
coming northerly. Fir Illinois and Wiscon
sin Fan- weather, fol Lowed Monday by light
rain: stationary U mperatnre; southerly
winds. For Indiana and Michigan Fair,
slightly warmer, folic wed in Upper Michigan ,
by cooler weather; wlada becoming southerly.
Facts lojiiiik Over
For Those Afflicted with the
S0AT.CELY 2,000,000 ACRES OF LAND,
t.ood. Bad and Indifferent, and Already
BO.OOO Men on the Border Ready to
Jump InThe Original Boomers Des
perate and Threatening to Bare Bridges
A Troublous Time Ahead The Iowa
River-Landers In a Dangerous Mood.
Arkansas City, Kan., April a A well
authenticated report is current here that the
boomers, hundreds of whom are hid in the
thickets and brush on the many streams,
nave combined on a plan to burn all the
bridges of the Santa Fe on the night of April
21, or sooner, so that no trains can get into
Oklahoma on the 22d, and the officials of the
railways which propose to take people from
the east to the alleged Eldorado are investi
gating the story.
It appears that the boomers in biding are
desperate. They have selected and watched
their claims for years, and they now fear
that the newcomers, with the assistance of
rapid transit, may get the best of them.
There was a meeting of these boomers held
in the timber near Oklahoma City last
Thursday and tbey canvassed the situation.
After the meeting adjourned the Santa Fe
agent received notice that the bridges would
be burned and the trains stopped on April
23, as the old boomers did not propose to
jeopardize their chances by allowing
a flood of tenderfeet to drop
in on the land tbey bad picked out.
Detectives have been sent along the line
through the counUy, and every precaution
win be taken to prevent railway obstruction.
There are twice as many people now on the
borders as can be accommodated under the
homestead act in Oklahoma. Yesterday
morning fully 300 passengers arrived in this
city, ail bound for Oklahoma. Many of
them represent colonies, and are here as ad
vance agents. Among them was Fred Se
vers, of East S-iginaw, Mich. He represents
a colony ot Hfty people, all of whom will
arrive in this city on or before the 81st.
Some of them will locate here; others, the
majority, will go into Oklahoma. Ira C.
Alger, a nephew of Gen. Alger, is a mem
ber of this colony. There are men here rep
resenting colonies from Washington, Utah,
Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana,
Wisconsin aud Alabama.
The crowd has increased here to such pro
portions that persons who get their mail at
the free delivery window at the postoffice are
compelled to form into a procession, aud then
it is frequently live or six hours before they
can get to call for their mail.
HEALTHY SENSE IN CHICAGO.
Would-lle olonUta Warned of the Dim.
cultlea In the Way.
C'hicao. April 8. The Chicago Oklahoma
Colony association held a meeting at 208 Blue
Island avenue yesterday and completed ar
rangements to move upward of 100 of its
members into the new by opened territory
Phil Suufield was the presiding offioer. Mr.
Higgins, in a brief speech, recited a few of
the difficulties settlers will have to surmount
in order jlo obtain possession of homesteads.
He said that there are already 5J,000 men
massed ou the Indian territory line, waiting
for the signul to march, and as they consider
themselves entitled to the first claims on the
land they are ready to fight for their rights.
Passenger Agent Robinson, of the Santa
Fe road, assured the Colonists that there will
be a sufficient force of United States troops
in the territory to protect every man's rights.
He also claimed that the Chicago colonists
will have a better chance to secure home
steads than the boomers oa the border. The
former can, by leaving Chicago April 19,
reach the Indian territory line at noun of the
22U, and from there can travel to Oklahoma
many times f osier than the settlers who will
travel the trails.
Frank Luce, who claims to have trav
eled through the territory, said that
less than one-half the land is fit
for agricultural purposes. The rest is
rocky and salty, aud its water is so
permeated with alkali that cattle can not
drink it aud live. He said the Payne boom
ers, uu in btring thousands, are splendidly or
ganized aud equipped, and as they consider
themselves the pioneers in the movement to
open the country to settlement they are
ready to fight for the lands. "The fact is,"
Mr. Luce added, "that there island for 12,UOO
settlers there, aud there are now 50,000 men
on the line ready to claim it. As many more
are organizing in the cities, just as you are
here, to start lor the territory in time to get
there April SM."
Frank Van Alstine cautioned the members
of the colony to consider all the risk they will
have to run, the hardships tbey will have tu
endure. "The most of the people," said he,
"who are going to Oklahoma are poor. Tbey
do not realize that after tbey get there they
will have to work six months for nothing,
aud wait that length of time for their first
As Desperate as Oklahoma Boomers A
Fort Doug e, la., April 8. Numerous par
ties connected with the prosecution of the
settlers received threatening letters Satur
day warning them to desist This greatly in
tensifies the present exciiemeut. Chauncey
Pigman, the prosecuting witness in the con
spiracy cases against the settlers, and whose
farm has been seised by them, has received
the following letter:
"Diar SiB: For the course you have been
pursuing of meddling, if you continue, you
had better make your peace with God,as you
will never raise a crop where you are. This Is
sufficient notice to you. Beware, or hell, will
be your late.
Pigman was formerly a member of the
Settlers' union, and tbey evideutly are afraid
he will make public some of their secret.
The settlers' organization is now thoroughly
perfected. The settlers announce their read
iness to die in defense of their homes, but say
they will sell their lives as dearly as possible.
In view of the impending trouble evictions
have been abandoned for the present.
Strangers going into the disturbed districts
are stopped by mounted men well armed and
made to explain their business before they
are allowed to proceed. Maj. J. C. Farsey,
of the interior department, while out on
swamp land business experienced some dif
ficulty, and hurriedly returned to this city to
await a time of peace.
Washington Crrr, April 8. Following
the recommendation of Commissioner Stock
singer and secretary of the interior has re
quested the attorney general to cause suit to
be instituted to recover title to lands known
as the Ies Moines river lands in Iowa, pro
vided the attorney general after examination
Is ot opinion a lat suit could be maiutaineU
and that such action would be to the interest
of the government.
Decided Against Homesteaders.
Marquette, Mich., AprU 8. The great
land fight between the soldiers' scrip-entry
men anrl tha antnn! hnmfltii.flM rlii.ti hna
been on trial for some time, was decided Sat-
uruay ntgnt in lavor or the scrip-entry men.
The land lies on the limits of the Marquette,
Houifhton and Ontonairon er&nt. and con
tains pine valued at 12.800,000.
FOUR COACHES DERAILED.
One Man Killed and a Number Hart on the
Baltimore and Ohio.
Chicago, April 8. A defective switch de
railed the four rear coaches of an inward
bound Baltimore and Ohio passenger train
between Colehour and South Chicago about
8 o'clock yesterday morning. The coaches
were thrown with terrific violence against
several coal-oil tank cars standing on the
side-tracks and broken to pieces.
One man was instantly killed.' He was
James Hanna, of Smith's Basin, N. T., and
was found with an iron rod thrust through
bisbead, buried undsr a pile oftimJtr. -
4"Ue wuninled werei Henry Houk, farmer
of Adannville, la., left leg broken twioe be
low the knee and other injuries; Frank Shel
ton. Smith's Basin, N. Y., leg broken, right
hand injured, and general bruises; John H.
McDonald, Antidonish, JJ. S., flesh scraped
from left leg; a O. Ramlto, farmer, of Shel
by, O., contusion on back of head and tem
ple; John E. Wood, Cuba, N. Y., severely
bruised about the ribs and hurt internally;
Alexander Wood, 13 years old, Cuba, N. Y.,
abrasion of legs and' several cuts. There
were several others sligbty hurt.
A little girl who was in charge of Con
ductor Dunn was in the wrecked coach and
was buried out of sight beneath the
debris. The conductor had taken a
great fancy to his little charge and
when he found her missing after the
crash be broke out in tears, lamenting
loudly her supposed fate. The child, who
was uninjured snve a few scratches, heard
his anxious inquiries for her, and Cried out
from the wreckage that she was all right
She was brought to the city and turned over
to her friends.
EX-GOVERNOR PORTER'S ILLNESS.
Nothing the Matter but Too Much Pedes
Indianapolis, April 8. The report that
ex-Governor Porter, the new minister to
Italy, was seriously ill is greatly exagger
ated. His feet were painfully affected from
excessive walking, and for several days he
was confined to his room, but be was able to
be on the streets Saturday. It is his inten
tion to leave Indianapolis Wednesday. He
will go to Washington for final instructions
from the state department, and will sail
from New York on the German-Lloyd
steamer Allen the 17tb inst. He will not re
main in Rome after bis arrival, but will
after three or four days go to some more
healthful point for the summer.
Col. John C. New, the consul-general to
London, w ill leave for his post of duty the
23d inst. He has appointed as bis private
secretary Borneo Johnson, telegraph editor
of The Indianapolis News. The present
force of clerks will probably lie continued.
A HENRY GEORGE LAND CONFERENCE.
The Apostle of Single Tax Very Success
ful in England.
LONDON. April 8. The mnouncemmt in
made that Henry George, on the part of
America; illiam Saunders, on the part of
England, and Herr Flurscheim, on the part
oi uermany, have arranged to hold an inter
national conference on the land question in
Paris during the seoond week of Jim 1
view of the remr-k.ble success which has at
tended Mr. George's lectures in England and
Wales the interest in the conference will be
very grett. Mr. George bos made a surpris
ingly large niimuer or converts to his theory
from among tue upper classes, including
many gentlninou hitherto conspicuous in de
nouncing both the man and his method.
A Good Omen for Home Rule.
London, April i Twelve members of the
commons encaged in a steeplechase Satnrdav
Nine of them fell out of the race and there
were but three left At a point about 100
yards from home Francis E. Miltimay, Lib
eral member for Totnes, and Elliott Lees,
Conservative member for Oldham, were in
advance neck and nwk. Boiu fell within
seveutv.five variis of th irn an.i rwii
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Flower, Giadstonian member for Luton, who
was ciosHiy pressing them, kept on to the
finish, winning handily. The Home Rulers
are unanimous in regarding Flower's success
over a fluid chiefly composed of Tories and
Unionists as a good omen for the triumph of
In Memory of Justice Maitbewa.
Washington City, April 8 The United
States supreme court bar hold a meeting Sat
urday iu memory of the late Justice Mat
thews. Senator Evarts presided, and Sen
ator Edmunds reported a series of resolutions
adopted by the bar at a meeting some time
ago. Addresses were made by Uen. Mussey,
Representatives McKJnl.-y and Brecken
ridge, ex-Uovernor Hoadly, and Judge Mc
Douold, of Indiana. After the exe.rcist in
memory of J ustice Matthews were finished,
an hour or more was devoted to eulogistic
addresses iu memory of the lste ex-Justice
John A. Cainplwll, who wns ou the supreme
bench before the war, and resigned early in
the war to go south.
Lingering- In the Ij of Spring.
Washinston City, April S. A snowstorm
set in here early Saturday and continued until
the afternoon, when it changed to rain and
sleet The storm was accompanied by occa
sional flashes of lightning and heavy thun
der. Telegraph wires leading out f the citv
as well as in town, were badly broken up
and crissed in every direction. Advices
from the south report a heavy fall of snow
in western Virginia, and considerable dam
age and serious interference with t-elecraDhic
communication. Twelve indies of snow is
reported to have fallen Friday night and
Saturday on the Blue Ridge mountains.
lteretloo to fooretary Tracy.
Brooklyn, N. Y., April 8. Gen. Benja
min F. Tracy, secretary of the navy, was the
guest of the Brooklyn club Saturday even
ing. The interior of the handsome building
at the corner of Pierrepout and Clinton
streets was a blase of lights, while in the
spaoious parlors were displayed some marvel
lous specimens of floral decoration. The re
ception was entirely informal in its character,
no toasts or speeches being given, and the
secretary went through the handshaking pro
cess for two or three hours.
. I-mV or Rioting at Rochester.
Rochkst CR, N. Y., April 8. Rioting has
commenced in this city as an attendant of
the street car strike. The company has been
obtaining new men and gradually putting on
more cars, and vesterdav the rint,-a
tically controlled matters. The tolice force
was entirely inadequate, and the company
called on the sheriff for protection and took
ail cars on.
ANSON'S BABIES AT GOTHAM.
The Great Ciroumnavlcrittnrs Finish Their
Kound-the-World Home Run.
New York, April 8. The steamer Strain,
with 200 people on board, arid the tua- Wood-
- ' rt ,
with Nat Goodwin aud members of the Natural
Gas company, were early on their way Sat
urday morninz down the bav to reloasa the
heroes of a round-the-world base ball tour
from the confinement of an ocain steamer
and land them on "their native heath" once
There was much cheering when the boats
ran alongside ine Adriatic and the bnse ball
ists were seeu gathered amidships waiting for
their release, which was soon accomplished,
with the hands playing "Home, Sweet Home."
The only member of the combined attraction
not present was Williamson, whn hurt hi.
kuee in Paris, and, with his wife to take care
oi nun, naa to remain in London for a time
The uuanimous declaration of "tba boys"
was mat iney naa been treated right royally
abroad and had a splendid time, but never
theless America was s-ood eunuch for tham
and they wanted no ni re of foreign shores.'
m i . . , .. . . .
ney naa traveled 33,uou miles and never bad
a sick man in the nartv: it will hv hon -
months to a day when the last game is played
m vnicago, ana so lar All-America is just
seven games ahead.
Udou landimr tho.nnrtv waa tal-an
to the f it th Avenue hotel. Mr. Spalding
am me irip naa peen nnanciaiiy a inrnoaa.
The teams were present at Palmer's theater
Saturday night, occupying the gaily dec
orated stage boxes. The play was "The May
Queen," and when De Wolf Hopper in his
topical son?. "Do Yon Catch the Idea " ad.
hided to "globe trotters," and a transparency
was snown witn tue words welcome Home,"
the denselv packed audienivi nwM n m..
and yelled themselves hoarse. The returned
piayers receivea ine ovation meekly, and ex
pressed themselves gratified at the warm re
ception of their countrymen.
Sanitarians Co to Florida.
Washington City, April 8. A dosen or
more sanitarians from the north and west
left Washington late list night for Jackson
Tille, pursuant to a resolution of the Florida
legislature inviting public health men to visit
the state, and with the Florida state board of
health look into the sanitary condition of
Florida. Tbey expect to spend a weak la
travel and inspection throughout the stat
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A Mad Girl's Freak.
Startling Apparition in Lincoln
WILD RACE OF AN INSANE PATIENT.
She Escape from a Private Aiyl-im and
Frightens the Lake Shore Carriage
Oriver by ApM-ariiir Iu the Costume of
Mother Eve Her Figure Taken for a
Ghost as She Speeds Along the Drive
tn Iter Frenzy.
CHICAOO, April 8. Saturday night at 8
o'clock a young lady patient, named Miller
escaped from a private insane asylum,
located in the vicinity of Lincoln park, iu
this city, where she was undergoing treat
ment The girl fled through Lincoln park,
and as she ran divested herself of her seal
skin coat, bat, etc., which she threw away
while running like a deer. Having darted
hither and thither through tho winding
pathways of the jwrk, meanwhile tearing off
the remainder of her attire. Miss Miller final
ly succeeded in divesting herself of every
iwtrticle of clothing, even to her shoes and
stockings, and iu this condition continued to
flee through the park in a northerly di
rection. People walking or driving alim the lake
shore were appalled by w hat they thought
was a ghostly visitor. A w hite form, with
long hair streaming in the wind, went flying
down the drive. Carriages were turned and
driven Iwck, the hor refusing to go further.
Pedestrians fl,d in terror. Park Policeman
Louis BelleLsle saw it and rushed madly into
the engine-rooin, yelling to the fireman,
"My God! Charlie, it's a ghost, sure!"
On the form sped, spreading terror on all
tides. When directly east of the park en
fine house it darted straight toward the
building, and with a tremendous bound went
in at an open window, tailing into the engine
room. Olheer Belleisle caught a glimpse of
the flying form, and with a cry of horror
darted forward in the dark to catch it He
soon brought the fireman in with the ex
clamation: "Great heavens, come quick! It's
a woman, and she has no clothes ou at alL"
"Yes, Tm a girl, but don't tell anybody,"
answered the woman, whom the policeman
had caught, and w as too astonished to let go.
"I want to stay here to-night and don't
want any one to know where I am."
"But you haven't any clothes on not even
shoes or stockings," "said Oflicer Belleisle,
"and you are cold. Where are your clothesf
"They are about a mile from her up in
the park. I pulled them all off, so I could
outrun the doctors and the nurses, and so
people would not know ine; and I did outrun
them, and people got scared of me and ran
aw ay, and the li"is.-s all got scared, too, and
I rati in here and am going to stay, too."
"But you can't stay here, my poor girl.
What is your name and where do you liver
asked the otucer.
"Oh, never mind my name nor w here I live.
I'm here, and the doctor can't get me," and
she laughed a loud shrill laugh that mode the
blood of the policeman and the fireman run
cold es they realized that they had to deal
with a mad woman iu trie dork. The kind
old policeman was loo delicate to have a
light brought, and culled for the engineer's
overalls and coat w hich, though greasy and
uncomfortable, were the only things at hand
which would answer the purpose.
Tbey were produced by the fireman, and
the now shivering girl was induced to put
them on. Then an old ciat wns brought and
wrapjied around the slender form and but
toned up to the chin. A liyht was then
brought and IkiUi iu--h were astonished to see
before them a tall, (.lender, delicate-looking
woman, w-ith skin as wh.te as snow, an oval
face, with refinement, culturo and intellect
showing iu ey-ry liuenment, dark gray eyes,
w 1th a sparkling, alert expression, and black
hair. The North llalstud street patrol wagon
was called and the poor girl was taken to the
East Chicago avenue station, and an hour
later was returned to the sanitarium in
charge of physicians.
Smunufikld, IUs., April 8 The senate
was not in session Saturday. The cnly busi
ness of interest transacted by the house w as
the ordering to second reading of the tele
phone regulation bill, which was doue with
out objection, and 300 copies of the bill wert
ordered priuted. The remainder of the day
was put in on reports. A petition from Lin
coln and Elkhart counties praying the pass-
age oi a pronioiTiou Mil was presented.
Madison, Wis , April 8. The senate Sat
urday passed bills providing for indetermi
nate sentences for habitual criminals and to
regulate building and loan associationa The
bouse passed bills to reduce the price of state
lands, prohibiting liquor selling on Memorial
Day, giving saw-mill hutids liens ou the lum
ber they help make, and to punish manufac
turers of fraudulent butter and cheese. Both
bouses adjourned to Tuesday.
Must Call m Spade a Spade.
Washington Citt, April 8. Mr. Rom
ero, the Mexican minister, in an interview
about the action of the board of health of the
of the City of Mexico in imposing a fine for
the sale of cotton-seed oil lard in that coun
try, said that the penal code of Mexico makes
the sale of adulterated medicines or eatables
unlawful. The product is sold in Mexico
under the name of "refined lard." If it was
sold under its iroper name, for instance
"cotton-seed oil lard" there would . be no
trouble, he savs.
Brave Ida Lewis, the Life-Saver.
Newport, It 1., Aril 8. Mia. Wilson,
widely known by her maiden name, Ida
Lewis, hits mlded another to a long list ot
live sued by her in Newport liaroor. Her
uucle, Henry Lewis, aged 70, while return
ing from fishing i. a small skill Friday, fell
overboard iu the harbor ueur Lime Rock
light-house, of which she is keepjr. She saw
the accident, and put out in her boat and
rescued her uncle in an exhausted condition.
A Wind fall for Whales.
London, April 8. It is asserted that the
Duchess of Cambridge, aunt of Queen Vic
toria, who died Saturday at the advanced
age of 91. has bequeathed to the Prince of
Wales and her son, the Duke of Cambridge,
commander-in-chief of tut foreca, enormous
sums of ready money and oonxiderable land.
Furniture the Finest,
Carpets the Most
Curtains the Eichest,
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Why You Should Deal With Us?
-We sell goods at Lower Piicea than any oth,r
establishment in the West.
-We have One Price, and "On P,i,.e nly"
which is the Lowest ar all times.
-We warrant and cheerfully exchange any arii
cle, and will refund the money if th goods
prove to be as not represented.
-We give you value received and more f..r every
dollar you may spend with ns.
-We have the largest assortment and the larsi
stock in the Northwest, twice and three
times as large as any of our competitor.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St.,
CLOUG-H & KAUTZ,
Embalming a Specialty.
No. 1805 Second avenue.
Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
JdT'Seoond Hand Machinery bought, so'd and repaired
Adams Wall Paper Co. ,
LERCH & SUTCLIFFE, Managers
300 Patterns of New Styles in Wall Papkk.
CTPaintiog, Graining and Paper Hanging.
DIMICK BLOCK, Twentieth Street,
near Third Avenue.
ON LY $2.00 .A. DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,-
and bara torn of tba latest novaltlM of tba aeton. .
HAKELLER, Proprietor and Artwt
No. 1723, Second ave.t Gayford's old atudio, over McCahe'fl.
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No. 1623 Second Avenue,
nrsi riasa (iii
vh him a rali.
Floral Designs furni.hfd.
Telephone N... VX)S.
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups. Oravk. Etc. i onrwurfl'
'or NURSES with bolllutf water a dolicloui "l:tf
la Instantly provided. INVALIDS W'H 11 VP',UW
Blvlng tone to tba WEAKEST STOMAC H, tinaa"4 10
be PURE BEEF ESSENCE. Put up In cvnvouleat I
a-e Of both SOLID AXD FIXII FXTKACTs.
BY ORUCCISTS AND CROCERS.
Rock Island, 111.
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